Sywell Aerodrome is located some six miles north-east of Northampton, and was originally opened in 1928 on the edge of Sywell village. During WWII RAF Sywell (as it became), was used as a training facility and was later an important centre for the repair of bomber aircraft.
An all-weather hard runway was opened in 2010, enabling small jet aircraft to use the facility. The aerodrome caters for private flying, flight training and corporate flights. There is one fixed-wing flying school, one microlight school and a helicopter school operated by Sloane Helicopters. There is a 1930s Art Deco hotel which has bar and restaurant facilities. Aviation related industries and businesses are also located at the aerodrome.
The Blades aerobatic display team are based at Sywell. They perform aerobatic displays at major events around the country, in Europe, and in the Middle East.